Scandinavian dark comedy Euthanizer, which world premiered in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema strand, has been picked up for North American rights.



Distributor Uncork’d Entertainment has added the film to its slate after striking an agreement with Wide Management.

Wide’s Diane Ferrandez conducted the deal with Uncork’d’s Keith Leopard following the film’s P&I screening on Thursday (Sept 8).

Directed by Teemu Nikki, the Finnish feature stars Matti Onnismaa as a black-market pet euthanizer whose life begins to come apart at the seams.

Jani Pösö produced alongside writer-directed Nikki.

“We are very excited to bring to the market this singular Scandinavian dark comedy with clear inspiration from genre films of the late 70’s. It’s unconventional, it’s daring and it’s refreshing,” commented Ferandez.